[MR2] MK2 rear speakers
telek2 at frontier.com
Thu Jan 5 11:44:52 EST 2012
On 1/4/2012 8:43 PM, Dennis McFayden wrote:
> Hi Aaron,
> You are correct. I have already tried several adapters without any matches. I have tried the wrecked idea with limited results. When I don't need something like this it is always available at the junk yard.
> One other question about the MK2. Today I noticed the original rear speakers are joke. They measure out to be like 1.5 inches. In addition they are in series with a capacitor. That means they are only for high frequencies. I did a couple of tests. The first thing I did was to replace one with a 3.5 inch, like one of the original from a rear MK1. That was a big improvement. The next thing was a test from one of the original front speakers from a MK1. That was a huge improvement. There is room for a larger speaker but for now I have the 4.5 inch speakers, similar to those in the MK1. Big improvement and they are a very good fit.
Did you leave the capacitors in or replace with larger capacitors? If
you like heavy bass, those MkI speakers can blow. It's been a while,
but I seem to remember that about 100uf was where I couldn't detect any
difference in the sound, yet it reduced the travel of the cone
What you have may survive, but what I could find that would fit in the
MkI would blow w/o protection.
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